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Nia: "The likelihood of my return is close to zero."

Simon: "Maybe, but it isn't zero. And for me, that makes it the same as a hundred percent chance!"
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"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
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Dr. Destiny: "But you're different. You don't have any special powers."

Batman: "Oh, I have one, Johnny. I never give up."
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"Even when trapped by Karma's cycle,"

"The dreams we left behind will open the door!"

"Even if the universe stands in our way,"

"Our seething blood will determine what will be!"

"We'll break through time and space,"

"And defy all who would stop us to grab hold of our path!"

"Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!"

"JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE!"
The Dai Gurren Dan, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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"The War. The humans, I think, knew they were doomed. Where another race would surrender to despair, the humans fought back with greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it; They would weep, they would pray, they would say goodbye to their loved ones, and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself, never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable could help but be moved to tears by their courage. Their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns, when they ran out guns they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent. I only hope that when it is my time, I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes in the end. They did this for two years. They never ran out of courage but, in the end, they ran out of time."
Lando Mollari, Babylon 5
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"Never give up, never surrender!"
Commander Taggart, Galaxy Quest
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The Baroness: "He gave up!"

Storm Shadow: "He NEVER gives up."
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He won't give in without a fight, and he won't give in.
Herman Cain show promo
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"It doesn't matter how many times I get knocked down. What matters is how many times I get back up!"
"Diamond" Dallas Page, WCW Monday Nitro
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"Give up? General Specific never says 'I give up!'. Uh... except as an example of what I never say!"
General Specific, Sheep in The Big City
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...whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech to the House of Commons of the British Parliament, 4 June 1940
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"... never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honour, and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
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"Fine! Bring it on, then! I'll show you whose mind is the strongest! I will not yield an inch of my future!"
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"He's like the Energizer bunny, a Rolex watch, and Jackie Chan mixed together."
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"No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise."
Rorschach, Watchmen
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"I don't like to lose."
Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan
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I'll face it with a grin

I'm never giving in

On with the show!
Queen, "The Show Must Go On"
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You cannot kill hate. Not hate on the scale of Alma.
Genevive Aristide, F.E.A.R.
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Kyouko: "I thought she'd be here. She sucks at giving up after all."

'Mitsu: "Well sorry for sucking at giving up!"
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No rest. No mercy. No matter what.
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Kevin: You guys give up? You've had enough pain?

Marv: NEVER!
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FALL SEVEN TIMES. STAND UP EIGHT.
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Sunday: What the hell did your father tell you to make you try so damn hard??

Brashear: Be the best!!
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"This guy just won't quit!"
Daxter, Jak III, on Erol
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"Never give up! Never give in! Won't stop believing cause I'm gonna win!"
Spirit Never Dies, Masterplan
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Tentacle Monster: "Is that your super-power, boy? Too stupid to ever give up?"

Jason: "*heh* ... Maybe it is."
Countdown to Final Crisis, proving that even the most terrible series can get it right
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Parallax: Give up!

Hal Jordan: I don't know how.
Green Lantern: Rebirth
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 You know those stories where the vor lord gives his daughter's suitor three impossible tasks? Never do that to Miles.

Simon Illyan, A Civil Campaign

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Why are you alive? Why do you stand up to me every time I kill you?...How many times do I have to kill you until you're satisfied!?
Sir Crocodile, One Piece
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Porque ele é brasileiro e não desiste nunca.

In English: "Because (he) is brazilian and never give up."
—A series of advertisements on brazilian television
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Badasses, much like the Goonies, never say die. To that end, they never say diet, and their color recognition vocabulary is limited to just six words. They don't flinch, cry, hesitate, show fear, or act like they notice when it's raining. Even if it's raining really, really hard. Nothing bothers them, nobody stands in their way, and they refuse to yield when the situation is ten light-years beyond hopeless. No matter what the odds are, they won't accept anything less than victory at all costs.
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"You may win the occasional victory against us, Vorrik, but I promise you: the Empire will always strike back."
Gilad Pellaeon, Force Heretic I: Remnant
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Kane: Do you ever give up?

Daniel: Not 'till I'm dead. (Beat) And sometimes not even then.
Stargate SG-1, Ethon
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"I don't know the meaning of the word 'surrender'!... I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... Just - not in this context."
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"Determination - A will of steel. Their determination is supporting them. They won't go down easily."
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 Pain: Just give up!

Naruto: You'd better give up...THINKING I'M GOING TO GIVE UP!

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"That man has the constitution of a vending machine!"
Cobra Commander about Sgt. Slaughter
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"A stubborn enough person can survive just about anything. Rage is a hell of an anesthetic."
Zaeed Massani, Mass Effect 2
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Never give up without a fight.
—inscription on Zuko's dagger on Avatar: The Last Airbender
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In any weather you will see us with a grin

Risking hair and skin

If we're behind, then never mind, we'll fight and fight and win!
Richmond Tigers theme song
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"Why can't you people JUST STAY DOWN?!"
Cell, Dragon Ball Z
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To dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go



To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To try when your arms are too weary

To reach the unreachable star



This is my quest

To follow that star

No matter how hopeless

No matter how far



To fight for the right

Without question or pause

To be willing to march into Hell

For a heavenly cause



And I know if I'll only be true

To this glorious quest

That my heart will lie peaceful and calm

When I'm laid to my rest



And the world will be better for this

That one man, scorned and covered with scars

Still strove with his last ounce of courage

To reach the unreachable star"

"The Impossible Dream", from Man of La Mancha
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I'm black and blue, beat up, but still I take the blows,

'Cause all I need is blood and sweat and skin and bone!

I'll take this rage, rattle your cage, nobody said it's easy,

It's do or die, only the strong survive!

Get ready for the last stand!

Get ready, I'm your hangman!
"Let Me Hear You Scream, by Ozzie Osbourne
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On my planet, we never say die; we say KILL!
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I have not...come this far...to die now.
—Nick, Left 4 Dead 2
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"Mamoru. Have you forgotten? Victory goes...TO THOSE WITH COURAGE!"
Guy Shishio, GaoGaiGar
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Sam: [Both are overcome by exhaustion, on the slopes of Mount Doom] Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream! Do you remember the taste of strawberries?

Frodo: No, Sam. I can't recall the taste of food... nor the sound of water... nor the touch of grass. I'm... naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil... between me... and the wheel of fire! I can see him... with my waking eyes!

Sam: Then let us be rid of it... once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!
The Return of the King, film version
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And so. He realizes that there will be no end to the attacks. This enemy will not stop. The enemy will never stop on his own.
Archer regarding Shirou of Fate/stay night
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I think I'd have had to have my foot amputated before I came off this pitch.
—Chelsea captain John Terry, 2006
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Basitin Councilor: We were told you'd been fatally wounded!

King Adelaide: Yes, I'd been told that as well. I chose to ignore it and continue living.
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Agent Rick: You never know when to quit, do you?

Lieutenant Murphy: Of course I do. Never.
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The power of Medusa is fed by emotion. The emotions of a young girl who suffered the pain of Medusa for 8 years... and the emotions of a man who has come back from the depths of hell to save Kasumi. Do you honestly think your pathetic ego-trip can stop that?
Marco Owen, King of Thorn
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The thing I treasure most in life cannot be taken away

There will never be a reason why I will surrender to your advice

To change myself, I'd rather die

Though they will not understand

I won't make the greatest sacrifice

You can't predict where the outcome lies

You'll never take me alive
Disturbed, I'm Alive
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I get knocked down

But I get up again

You're never gonna keep me down
Chumbawumba, Tubthumping
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His shin wouldn't stop bleeding and he wouldn't stop smashing it into Piotrowski. You could tell he hated it, but Rob Kaman doesn't care -- he will beat you with his own open wound just to teach you both how weak you are.
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Joker: You're crazy! I'm your only chance to get out of here! Let me go or we'll both die!

Batman: Whatever it takes!
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Shining Knight: Do your worst, I'll not let you harm another.

General Wade "The General" Eiling: I do what I do in service to my country...(The General catches Shining Knight's sword and slams him to the ground). Save yourself a hospital stay and stand down. That magic armor won't help you.

Shining Knight: Have at thee! (Shining Knight rushes at The General, but is beaten to the ground)

The General: You're a relic. In this world power is the only thing that matters. You and those other no-name heroes, you're just people, in the great scheme of things nothing you do has the least bit of significance. (Shining Knight is punched down the street) I'll waste you and a billion like you before I let any power rival America's. It's my duty.

Shining Knight: You don't know what the word means.

The General: You can't win.

Shining Knight: I'll die as befits a knight, defending the weak. (Shining Knight attempts to stand, but collapses to his knees)

The General: Why don't you give up?

Shining Knight: Why don't you?
—"Patriot Act," Justice League Unlimited
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Animals flee this hell, the hardest stones cannot endure it; only men endure
German officer at Stalingrad.
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I don't play to get even. (grabs Freddie by the shirt) Mama plays to win.
Sam Puckett, ICarly "iKiss"
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Test subject is abnormally stubborn. She never gives up. Ever.
—Proctor's Notes on Chell, Portal: Lab Rat
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I will find the right tree. I must and I will.

I will ford any stream! Climb any hill!

Go over Niagara Falls on a log!

Penetrate the impenetrable fog!

Brave the terrors of Sinister Bog!

I will find the Christmas tree we seek!

I will find the right tree if it takes us a week!

No matter what... no matter where...

Just as sure as my name... {whispers to his son for a reminder of his name} is Papa Q. Bear!
—Papa Q. Bear, The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree
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Quintet: Don't you know when to give up?

Mega Man: Don't ask me questions with answers that don't exist.
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Don't you fall now --

For I'se still goin', honey,

I'se still climbin',

And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
Langston Hughes, Mother to Son
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Watch the end through dying eyes

Now the dark is taking over

Show me where forever dies

Take the fall and run to heaven



All is lost again, but I'm not giving in



I will not bow, I will not break

I will shove the world away

I will not fall, I will not fade

I will take your breath away
Breaking Benjamin, I Will Not Bow
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"I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you."
Tony Duke to Apollo Creed, Rocky 2
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"'Impossible' is just a word people use to feel good about themselves when they quit."
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Annie: "There is no way I am leaving you alone, Zach. We are walking out of these woods together."

Zach: "Come on, you're just being stubborn."

Annie: "No, Zach. I'm determined."
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"If history is to change, let it change! If the world is to be destroyed, so be it! If my fate is to be destroyed... I must simply laugh! I'm coming, Lavos!"
Magus, Chrono Trigger
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The evil gods were just too strong.

The good god suffered much pain, and was cast down again and again.

It was covered in wounds, and drenched in blood, yet the good god never gave up.

Again and again it rose to its feet. Again and again it forced back its tears, clenched its teeth, and with sword in hand did battle with the evil gods.

As the evil gods looked upon the good god, they began to feel fear.

Its suffering should be unbearable.

It should be crying out in terrible pain.

So how..... How does it keep standing?
Elder Gods Ending, Demonbane
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"You don't know who you're dealing with. Don't tell me what I can't do!"
John Locke Los
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You can sound the alarm

You can call out your guards

You can fence in your yard

You can hold all the cards

But I won't. Back. Down.

Oh, no I won't. Back. Down.
Eminem, "Won't Back Down"
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"I believe in one thing only, the power of human will."
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Without arrogance or the smallest deviation from truth it may be said that no history now extant can furnish an instance of an army's suffering such uncommon hardships as ours has done, and bearing them with the same patience and fortitude. To see men, without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie on, without shoes, by which their marches might be traced by blood from their feet, and almost as often without provisions as with them, marching through the frost and snow, and at Christmas taking up their winter-quarters within a day's march of the enemy, without a house or hut to cover them, till they could be built, and submitting to it without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience, which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled.
—George Washington
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Pan-Galactic Alliance Representative: U-Unable to process. Are you going to oppose the entire universe!?

Valvatorez: I sure will! And I'll keep opposing you until you bastards change your decision!
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"... If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate."
—Kurosaki Ichigo, Bleach
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"Wolf, Hawk, Fox, and Snake, can't stand in my way. My bosy is weak, and it may break, but not today."
—The Song of the Ivory Lass, Mouse Guard
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"When lost in utter darkness, there is nothing left but forward."
—Nautilus, League of Legends
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""No matter what happens, no matter the odds, we never, ever, ever give up!"
Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors, Doctor Who: Zagreus
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Arthas: That woman is starting to vex me greatly.

Kel'Thuzad: She is persistent. Reminds me of you, death knight.

Arthas: Shut up, you stupid ghost.
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I never did know when to quit.
Dean, Supernatural
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Red Skull: You don't give up, do you?

Cap: (dodging lasers) Nope!
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Takemaru: You don't know when to give up.
Inuyasha: I just don't like giving up. There's a difference.
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Need for Speed, I'm tryin' to take the lead

Hold on, little homie, 'fore you run into the trees

I've seen things that I never would've saw before

Ayo, Jim, let 'em in, let 'em in

Open up, my back tire smokin' up

The whole street, and now the police

Wanna flash their lights

And chase the Dogg all night

But I won't pull over nor give up

`Cause I just don't give a fuck

Yeah, I'm from the side, boy

Where we was born and raised straight up to ride, boy

Continuously, we get to an expeditiously

Keep the light on, East side on

Snoop Dogg and The Doors and, yeah, we 'bout to ride on
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